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Somali Prime Minister at the UN General Assembly

During his speech before the General Assembly on 22 September 2017 the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, mentioned the Somali Sexual Offences Bill. 

He described the Bill as “soon-to-be approved” and noted that it will “provide the tools to fight impunity of sexual perpetrators.” Further, he observed that “[E]ven though we are fond of our tradition, it should never be a reason to condone impunity and my government is determined to find ways to harmonise our traditional dispute resolution and our conventional justice system in a manner that respects the human rights of its people.”

The full speech can be watched below, with the Prime Minister’s comments on the Sexual Offences Bill at 15m 30s.